Basically an archive for the best Haymitch/Effie fanfics out there, sorted and categorized. (Currently inactive, most likely abandoned.)

Title: untitled

Rating: R

Length, Chapters: oneshot, 627 words, 1 chapter

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: before book 1

Divergence: pre-canon, very slight AU

Tone: darker

Summary: Haymitch fights his attraction for a thoroughly Capitol girl

Other Notes: dark!Effie, from the girl-on-fire ficathon

When a boy from District 2 gutted a boy from District 7 Effie Trinket smiled, her eyes aglow and shining as the child attempted to hold his organs inside. She laughed as the boy from District 2 was stabbed by the girl from District 1. A fellow Escort bought a round of drinks for the room and Effie held hers aloft and cheered when her one of her own Tributes killed another child. Haymitch watched on from where he had plopped himself on a couch, disgust written clearly on his face.

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Title: Ira

Rating: R

Length, Chapters: ficlet, 125 words

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: Before Book 1, Before Mockingjay

Divergence: Canon Compliant

Tone: Lighter

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Haymitch hates the fucking Capitol with their messed up sensibilities, sheep mentality and glorification of the slaughter of children. His yearly trip is pure torture - the only way he can get himself through it is to drink up constantly and tear down as much of their crap as he can lay his hands on.

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(Source: illyna)


Title: untitled

Rating: PG13

Length, Chapters: ficlet, 196 words

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: before book 1, before Mockingjay

Divergence: canon compliant, pre-canon

Tone: lighter

Summary: It was supposed to be casual.

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“Don’t you dare get attached,” she tells herself the first time. But she already is, the first time, when he shreds her Capitol outfit and smears her make-up. They are both drunk, she had more than she is used to, he had less than he usually does. She still believes herself the third time when she says, “It’ just casual,” when he opens button after button of her delicate dress and kisses each inch of skin that is revealed.

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Title: untitled

Rating: PG

Length, Chapters: ficlet, 334 words

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: before book 1, before Mockingjay

Divergence: canon compliant, pre-canon

Tone: lighter

Summary: Effie doesn’t understand why Haymitch always watches the Games.

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Despite him being drunk all the time, he never misses a minute of the game. She doesn’t notice at first. During the day she goes off to the big hall to mingle and charm the sponsors. “They’ll never sponsor us, sweetheart,” he calls as the door shuts behind her. He  never gets up from the couch in their penthouse, his glass in hand - she blames it on his laziness, his bitterness, his hopelessness. When she watches with him he never seems to pay attention - he dozes off or rather passes out.

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(Source: xashesxashesx)


Title: untitled

Rating: PG13

Length, Chapters: ficlet, 850 words

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: before book 1, before Mockingjay

Divergence: AU

Tone: lighter

Summary: Effie tells him that he’ll win.

They have sex on the train.

It is fast and messy and not at all romantic.

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(Source: kolms.livejournal.com)


Title: The Damsel and the Drunkard

Rating: PG

Length, Chapters: oneshot, 1479 words

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: before book 1, before Mockingjay

Divergence: canon compliant, pre-canon

Tone: darker

Summary: They never spoke of the kisses again.

It was late when they began to talk. They usually didn’t – especially not right after the death of one of District Twelve’s Tributes – but tonight Effie was just sad enough to seek out Haymitch’s company, and Haymitch was just drunk enough to oblige her.


Title: Steam

Rating: R

Length, Chapters: ficlet, 500 words

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: before book 1

Divergence: canon compliant, pre-canon

Tone: lighter

Summary: For the prompt “haymitch never dealt with jealousy well.” “Officially, Haymitch can’t stand Effie Trinket. Officially.

Haymitch is most definitely not jealous. Not in the slightest. He hates Seneca Crane purely on his own merit, because he is a goddamned Capitol Gamemaker bastard, and not because he is a goddamned Capitol Gamemaker bastard who is currently flirting with Effie Trinket, because officially, Haymitch can’t stand Effie Trinket. Officially.


Title: Makeup

Rating: PG

Length, Chapters: ficlet, 215 words

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: before book 1

Divergence: canon compliant, pre canon

Tone: lighter

Summary: For the prompt “you look better without it anyway.” “She is getting ready for bed.”

Their female tribute, Rowan, has just drowned in the flood, their male tribute died five days ago from exhaustion, and Haymitch is blind drunk. He stumbles into Effie’s room, though he can’t remember exactly why he needed to be there, only that it was important at the time. She is getting ready to go to bed. Her wig is set on a wig stand, her clothes hung up carefully in the closet, and her makeup is gone, a colorful towel lying limply on the sink.


Title: Pink Lace

Rating: PG13

Length, Chapters: oneshot, 2469 words

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: before book 1

Divergence: canon compliant, pre-canon

Tone: lighter

Summary: “An object at rest stays at rest until acted upon by an outside force.” Two people, happily settled into the same routine. When something changes, it sets something into motion that neither can stop.

He notices the extra frills at lunch. It’s just a hint of pink lace, peeking over the top of the low neckline of her also pink dress. Because the neckline of her dress is where his eyes naturally go anyway, the lace is the first thing he notices about her outfit. After his mind registers the entirely too low neckline of said dress, of course. And he is not the only one noticing. He sees sponsors noticing as well, and while she may laugh and blow it off, it makes his blood boil. They shouldn’t be looking at his princess like that. They’re not allowed to be looking at his princess like that. (Not that she is his princess anyway…)


Title: Just Miss Trinket

Rating: PG

Length, Chapters: ficlet, 960 words

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: before book 1

Divergence: AU

Tone: lighter

Summary: What if the Capitol didn’t kill every single one of Haymitch’s loved ones?

She had no right, that’s what she keeps saying to herself. Besides, she’s District 12’s escort; most of Twelve’s citizens basically calls her their district’s “Executioner”. She’s from the Capitol, the embodiment of everything he hated and will forever hate. Her own kind forced him to kill and in the end, took his family away from him. 

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(Source: keepcalmandwritehayffie)


Title: untitled

Rating: PG

Length, Chapters: ficlet, 210 word

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: before book 1

Divergence: canon compliant, pre-canon

Tone: lighter

She had gotten called into her supervisor’s office. She shoved a loose curl into place. “Nervous much?” Haymitch was hovering in the hall. “No. Why should I be?” The escort of District 9 had vanished. That was the way it worked. Someone vanished, someone rose to a better slot in the career machine of the Capitol. “Grain – well that would be a change in the tributes’ clothes. Looking forward to that?” Effie ignored his growled comment and tugged at her berry colored suit.

“Ms. Trinket, could you please join us?” She nervously smiled and stepped into the office. In the end it turned out to be a review and no new placement offer. It was written all over her face when she closed the door behind her. She straightened herself up and marched down the hall. “Already feeling too high and mighty to take notice of me?” He was still there.

She came to a sudden halt and only half turned to him. “No,” she said without looking at him, nervously clicking her long, painted nails. “I’m sorry.” He said quietly, suddenly missing his usual mocking tone. “Don’t be.” Only the idea of a smile glistered across her lips, when she thought that District 12 wasn’t too bad at all.

(Source: xashesxashesx)


Title: untitled

Rating: PG13

Length, Chapters: ficlet, 115 words

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: before book 1

Divergence: canon compliant, pre-canon

Tone: lighter

She had a new hairdo - this year a faint blue was in style. Already the first curls were coming undone from her lush up-do. He smiled when he remembered how they had all come undone this morning, a blue halo on his pillow, soft and sweet against his cheek. He stepped closer to her, just so she could feel his breath on her neck.

He hadn’t been interested in the meeting in the beginning, but when she had arrived, a little late, a flush on her cheeks, he had even lost that last bit of focus. The sweet smell of lilac hit him when he bowed to whisper in her ear: “Long night, sweetheart?”

(Source: xashesxashesx)


Title: untitled

Rating: PG

Length, Chapters: ficlet, 231 words, 1 chapter

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: before book 1

Divergence: slight au

Tone: lighter

Summary: Haymitch had only seen Effie cry once

It had been in her first year as an escort for his districts tributes. After their last remaining tribute died, as they did every year, Haymitch went to grab money for a night of losing himself at a local Capitol bar. As he was leaving his room, he stopped short when he realized the otherwise constantly bubbly Effie was sitting in the hallway, crying.

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Title: untitled

Rating: PG

Length, Chapters: ficlet, 113 words, 1 chapter

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: before book 1

Divergence: canon compliant, pre canon

Tone: lighter

The night before the reaping was always the worst. But also the best, because they had it to themselves without the hassle of something happening in the arena. Curiously it was Effie would get drunk and quietly slip into Haymitch’s room in the middle of the night.


Title: untitled

Rating: PG

Length, Chapters: ficlet, 180 words, 1 chapter

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: before book 1

Divergence: canon compliant, pre canon

Tone: lighter

It didn’t start out that way, them together on the couch following their candidates’ small victories, surviving another day, yet with no hope of seeing them ever again in real life. That year, they had had a girl who was killed right away and a broad shouldered boy with curly hair whom Haymitch for some reason staked all his hope on. When some kid from district 4 smashed his brains with a stone, the glass he was holding broke.

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(Source: xashesxashesx)